2023 Commencement

Friday, May 19th

Irvine Bowl (At the Festival of the Arts/Pageant of the Masters)

650 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Guests: This is NOT a ticketed event. You may invite as many guests as you would like.


Rehearsal: Be at Main Campus by 8:00AM to shuttle to the Irvine Bowl for rehearsal. After rehearsal we will provide a light lunch back on Main Campus while you get ready for the Commencement ceremony. We recommend bringing your cap and gown and getting ready at Main Campus after rehearsal.


Commencement: Gates will open for guest seating at 12:30PM. The ceremony begins at 2pm.


Shuttles will be provided for graduates to get you to/from the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters for rehearsal, lunch and Commencement.



Caps and gowns will not be shipped to graduates. Instead you can pick them up at Main Campus when they arrive in late April. A notification will be sent when cap and gowns are available for pick up.



LCAD does not provide graduation announcements. Most graduates make their own announcements or find an outside vendor.



Parking is available throughout the city at various public lots for a fee, and at both Main Campus and Big Bend with consistent shuttle services to/from the Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters all day until 6PM.



You and your guests will have access to both LCAD campuses after commencement until 8PM. Student work will be on display for you in three different locations. Graduating Students will have their artwork displayed at the Big Bend Campus. BFA Fine Art artwork will be exhibited at the LCAD Gallery. The MFA Fine Art artwork will be exhibited at the Laguna Museum of Art.